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Adjusting Speech Options

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Adjusting Speech Options

Adjusting Speech Options

    Choose the TexttoSpeech Playback Voice Texttospeech (TTS) is the ability of the operating system to play back printed text as

    spoken words. An internal driver, called a TTS engine, recognizes the text and, using a

    synthesized voice chosen from several pregenerated voices, speaks the written text. A TTS engine is installed with the Windows XP operating system. Additional engines are

    also available through third party manufacturers. This procedure tells you how to select a

    playback voice associated with the TTS engine you use through Speech Properties in Control Panel.

    On the Start menu: Display the Start menu by pressing

    CTRL+ESC (or the Windows logo key ).

    ; Select Control Panel

    ; Select Control Panel by pressing

    C.

    In Control Panel: In Control Panel:

    ; Be sure you are in Classic ; Be sure you are in Classic View

    View (all Control Panel icons (all Control Panel icons are

    are showing). showing).

    ; If not, under Control Panel ; If not, under Control Panel in the

    in the left pane, select left pane, select Switch to Classic

    Switch to Classic View. View by pressing TAB.

    ; Select Speech. ; Press ENTER.

    ; Move to Speech by pressing the

    arrow keys.

    ; Press ENTER.

    In the Speech Properties dialog box, In the Speech Properties dialog under Voice Selection: box:

    ; Select a voice option from the ; Move to Voice Selection by

    list. pressing ALT+V.

    ; Select OK. ; Select a voice from the list of

    options by pressing the arrow keys.

    ; Press ENTER.

    To close Control Panel: To close Control Panel:

    ; Select the Close button. ; Press ALT+F, C.

Choose the Rate of Speech for the TexttoSpeech Playback

    Voice

    Texttospeech (TTS) is the ability of the operating system to play back printed text as

    spoken words. An internal driver, called a TTS engine, recognizes the text and, using a

    synthesized voice chosen from several pre-generated voices, speaks the written text. A

    TTS engine is installed with the Windows XP operating system. Additional engines are

    also available through third party manufacturers. This procedure tells you how to adjust

    the rate of speech for the texttospeech playback voice associated with the TTS engine you use through Speech Properties in Control Panel.

    On the Start menu: Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC

    (or the Windows logo key ).

    ; Select Control Panel

    ; Select Control Panel by pressing C.

    In Control Panel: In Control Panel:

    ; Be sure you are in Classic ; Be sure you are in Classic View (all

    View (all Control Panel Control Panel icons are showing).

    icons are showing). ; If not, under Control Panel in the

    ; If not, under Control Panel left pane, select Switch to Classic

    in the left pane, select View by pressing TAB.

    Switch to Classic View. ; Press ENTER.

    ; Select Speech. ; Move to Speech by pressing the

    arrow keys.

    ; Press ENTER.

    In the Speech Properties dialog In the Speech Properties dialog box, under

    box, under Voice Speed: Voice speed:

    ; Select the voice speed by ; Move to Voice speed slider by

    moving the arrow on the pressing ALT+C.

    Voice speed slider. ; Select a voice speed by pressing the

    ; Select OK. RIGHT ARROW and LEFT ARROW keys

    to move the Voice speed slider

    arrow.

    ; Press ENTER.

    To close Control Panel: To close Control Panel:

    ; Select the Close button. ; Press ALT+F, C.

    Choose an Audio Device for TexttoSpeech Playback You can choose your preferred audio device as output for texttospeech (printed text to spoken words) playback. It will be active only if there is at least one audio device

    installed. This procedure tells you how to choose an audio device for texttospeech playback through Speech Properties in Control Panel.

    On the Start menu: Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC

    (or the Windows logo key ).

    ; Select Control Panel

    ; Select Control Panel by pressing C.

    In Control Panel: In Control Panel:

    ; Be sure you are in Classic ; Be sure you are in Classic View (all

    View (all Control Panel Control Panel icons are showing).

    icons are showing). ; If not, under Control Panel in the left

    ; If not, under Control pane, select Switch to Classic View

    Panel in the left pane, by pressing TAB.

    select Switch to Classic ; Press ENTER.

    View. ; Move to Speech by pressing the

    ; Select Speech. arrow keys.

    ; Press ENTER.

    In the Speech Properties dialog In the Speech Properties dialog box:

    box:

    ; Select the Audio Output button by

    ; Select the Audio Output pressing ALT+O.

    button.

    In the Text to Speech Sound In the Text to Speech Sound Output Output Settings dialog box, under Settings dialog box, under Text to Speech Text to Speech output: output:

    ; Select Use preferred ; Select Use preferred audio output

    audio output device, device by pressing A,

     Or, Or,

    ; Select Use this audio ; Select Use this audio output device

    output device, and then by pressing U, press TAB to move to

    select a device from the the device list, and then press the

    list. arrow keys to select an audio device

    ; Select the Volume button from the list of installed devices.

    to open the Volume ; Select the Volume button to adjust

    Control dialog box, and setting by pressing ALT+V, and then

    then move the sliders to select the setting by pressing TAB and

    adjust settings. the arrow keys.

    To exit the dialog boxes To exit the Volume Control dialog

    and save changes: box:

    ; Select OK. ; Press ALT+P, X.

    To exit the Text to Speech Sound

    Output Settings dialog box:

    ; Press TAB to move to OK.

    ; Press ENTER.

    To exit the Speech Properties dialog

    box:

    ; Press TAB to move to OK.

    ; Press ENTER.

    To close Control Panel: To close Control Panel:

    ; Select the Close button. ; Press ALT+F, C.

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